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Reply #15 - 16. Mar 2004 at 00:02
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Hi,

I Just finished reading The Stone Giant, which I liked, but I did miss  the great poems of Bufo and Gump.    Any suggestions of what Blaylock book to read next?

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Reply #16 - 16. Mar 2004 at 20:48
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Heya Sabeena!

It’s tough to suggest anything without knowing what else you’ve read, so I’ll reply under the assumption that the Stone Giant is your first. (At the risk of sounding like a fanatic, you really should read ALL of his books, but that’s not the answer you’re looking for…)

If you enjoyed the traditional fantasy setting of The Stone Giant, you’ll love The Elfin Ship and The Disappearing Dwarf, in that order.  

Two of my personal favorites are roughly considered “steampunk” in setting (see this link http://www.angelfire.com/tv/sarahlegend/stationmaster.html if you want an explanation of the term. Explanation located about halfway down the page) and are titled: Lord Kelvin’s Machine, and Homunculus.

Next, I’d suggest some of his “modern fantasy” novels such as The Last Coin (possibly the best novel he’s written), The Paper Grail, and All the Bells on Earth.

That should keep you immersed in Blaylock for quite a while, and most of the titles (especially if out of print) can be ordered from ABE Booksearch at http://www.abebooks.com/?cm_ven=ov&cm_cat=us&cm_pla=abebooks%20terms&cm_ite=a... . I checked today and they currently have 1,123 Blaylock books available.

Enjoy Smiley

Jeff

Edit: After posting, I noticed you mentioned Bufo and Gump, which the intelligent man would take to mean that you've already read the first two traditional fantasy novels I mentioned... I'm not an intelligent man, however, so just ignore the first two suggestions.
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Reply #17 - 25. Mar 2004 at 19:47
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Death of a Village, M. C. Beaton
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Reply #18 - 02. Apr 2004 at 23:33
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I am actually about to pull my clothes out of the dryer, don them, collect my personal affects and head to the bookstore in search of a Blaylock to read.  Specifically one of the OC region books...
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Reply #19 - 26. Apr 2004 at 03:48
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Thanks for your suggestions Jeff,

I am currently reading A wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engles, and Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings which believe it or not I never heard of until my husband introduced me to Tolkien almost Five years ago; and the funny thing is I grew up in England.

And for pleasure I'm reading Alfie Kohns Punished by Rewards.

Hey has anyone read The Man in the moon?
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Reply #20 - 26. Apr 2004 at 09:06
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[quote author=Sabeena  link=1068497555/15#19 date=1082962094]...has anyone read The Man in the moon? [/quote]

I've been meaning to read "The Man in the Moon" since its publication, but something else always seems to get in the way.  At present, I find myself still stuck with this Clifford Simak fixation that won't go away, at least not until I’ve hunted down all of his books, most of which are no longer in publication, and have read them all.  Wink

Everything has been rather good thus far.  Although, I must admit I find myself sort of dragging my feet while reading “A Choice of Gods” at present, but I have read worse.  

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Reply #21 - 01. May 2004 at 00:58
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[quote author=Sabeena  link=1068497555/15#19 date=1082962094]Hey has anyone read The Man in the moon? [/quote]

Yep.  It's the Elfin Ship and then it suddenly takes a turn to a completely different story, including a trip to the moon.  I like the Elfin Ship better, but it was nice to have more with these characters in it.

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Reply #22 - 08. May 2004 at 17:21
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Man in the Moon -- Neil is right.  It could never have lived up to expectations, but aside from some minor changes here and there it's the same 1st half of Elfin Ship, at which point it veers off to the moon.  I liked it and I'm glad I've got it, just to have some more stuff about the Cheeser, but I liked Elfin Ship better.  I would buy it again.
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Reply #23 - 09. May 2004 at 01:48
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Currently reading:  The San Veneficio Canon by Michael Cisco

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Reply #24 - 10. May 2004 at 02:30
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Well, my On Pirates book order was cancelled due to limited supply. Sad I'll have to re-order soon.
Right now I'm reading Harry Potter #5 again, after that I'll start on Star Wars: Tales of the New Republic. Hopefully it'll good. It's been awhile since I've read a good star wars book. I need to pick up where I left off in Master and Commander, but it's a hard read, especially with all the latin phrases and such! Wink
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Reply #25 - 16. May 2004 at 23:06
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Currently reading both If Chins Could Kill and Desolation Island.
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Reply #26 - 17. May 2004 at 04:54
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Currently reading: The Collected Jorkens Volume 1 by Lord Dunsany, from Night Shade Books. And also The Marvelous Land of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, the Books of Wonder edition (fascimile of 1st edition).  Dave Garrett
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Reply #27 - 08. Jun 2004 at 01:17
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The Night Shade Dunsany collection was really good.  I'm looking forward the rest of his books they'll be publishing.

I've also been lucky enough to find some cheap first editions by Lord Dunsany recently.

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Reply #28 - 10. Jun 2004 at 00:18
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I'm currently reading THE AVRAM DAVIDSON TREASURY, a collection of over 30 wonderful tales by a writer who should be better known. The delights of his prose sometimes overshadow his plotting and characterization, but that's just quibbling. While he was far too much of his own writer to be profitably compared to anybody else, I do think other Blaylock fans will find MUCH to enjoy here. Davidson shares Blaylock's (happily) skewed perspective on things----albeit from a harsher, more jaded (or  just saddened, perhaps) aspect.
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Reply #29 - 11. Jun 2004 at 17:04
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Midnight Sun - Kane stories

Jorkens sounds great!  Added to wish list!
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